General Advising/Registration Policies & Procedures
All students accepted into a degree program in the UMD School of Music are assigned a faculty advisor based on their major degree program. It is the School's policy that an advising session with a Music advisor is mandatory before registering for each semester.
Music students can expect a School of Music advisor to:
Admission into the UMD School of Music is based solely on a performance audition before a faculty committee. Auditions are held in January for entrance in the following fall semester. To view admissions information, please refer to the Admission page.
Advising is generally reserved for students already admitted into the School of Music. Specific information about bachelor degree requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Handbook.
Advising for Music Minor Students
Advising for undergraduate Music Minor students is not mandatory every semester, but it is recommended. Questions may be directed to Josh Thompson at 301-405-5560 or Craig Arnold at 301-405-5563.
Scholarly Research Paper Certification, D.M.A. students These forms certify that a student has satisfactorily completed a scholarly research paper in partial fulfillment of D.M.A. degree requirements.
1. Download and complete the Student Recital Program Template.
It is a Microsoft Word form document. Enter your information into the shaded fields (i.e. name, instrument, program, etc.). Use the tab button to move from field to field. Delete any fields that are not applicable to your performance, such as accompanist or additional instructions (these fields will not print in gray even though they remain gray while on screen).
Where is the Publications Office located? The Publications Office is located above the Applause Café, in Room 3302. To find the office, go up the stairs alongside of the Applause Café and walk through the student lounge. Room 3302 is next to the elevator.